Latino civil rights pioneer loses battle with cancer

ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA

Felix Elizalde died at home Saturday night surrounded by family and friends. He had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for lymphoma.

Elizalde formed the La Raza Media Educational Fund to provide scholarships for students interested in media careers. He was also on the Alameda County Board of Education and a teacher.

The family is planning a public memorial that will be announced later.

Elizalde was 79.

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